Monday, May 22, 2017

Event: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Grand Opening: Crafting of Chinese Themed Glass Marble Magnets

We were really happy to be part of the opening ceremony of the very impressive Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. This centre is created with the vision to promote Chinese culture which are Singapore Centric.

WahSoSimple was tasked to create a craft activity for the guests at the event. We drew inspiration from our rich and unique Singapore Chinese heritage with our glass marble magnets craft. Participants had fun making their very own pair of Glass Marble Magnets with the various designs prepared for them. They chose from the selection of Chinese Zodiac Animals, Oriental themed flowers and the range of delicious Chinese snacks.


It was a fascinating night to remember, crafting with distinguished guests at this grand opening, not forgetting the talented children from the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan. The children came to craft with us after their impressive Chinese poetry recital for the guest of honour for the evening, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the invited guests for the evening.


We love to tailor make themed crafts, and share the joy of crafting at events. Do reach out to us at  hello@wahsosimple.com  if you think we can help you bring some fun to your upcoming event.

Till our next blog, craft something beautiful! =)

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Craft Workshop: Upcycling Plastic Food Packaging into Zipper Pouches

Used plastic packaging turned zipper pouch for my charging cables!

We have just learnt a startling fact recently. Plastic is all around us and we really cannot live without it. It is a basic need, just like food, air, water and probably wifi too. In Singapore, we generated a staggering amount of 822,000 tonnes (source: NEA) of plastic waste in 2016. This accounted for 10% of the waste we generated last year. Sadly, only 7% of this plastic waste were recycled. 

We believe that every effort to reduce, reuse and recycle counts. We went to a secondary school this week to share with the students how they can upcycle used plastic food packaging into attractive zipper pouches. There was absolutely no sewing required. The students learnt how to hand make their very own zipper pouches, from the used food packaging that they had salvaged from home. These hand made pouches will be given to their teachers for the upcoming Teachers' Day. This is truly a meaningful hand made work of love for the special someone who inspires, guides, enlightens, motivates them.

If you are interested in organising an upcycling workshop with your friends, family or colleagues, do drop us an email at hello@wahsosimple.com and we will arrange something for you.



Till our next post, make something practical with your hands! =)

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Event: NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017: Upcycling Running Bibs


We had a fantastic time at the Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2017, crafting with the race runners amidst the luscious greenery and stunning skyline view of Singapore at Gardens by the Bay. This event held this year served to protect our planet through renewable energy consumption, reducing waste and lowering participants’ carbon footprint.


Details were not spared to ensure that the run was eco friendly. The runners were given refillable bottles, which they could top up at designated water points, instead of consuming from bottled mineral bottles. WahSoSimple was there to help the runners further reduce their carbon footprint, helping them to upcycle their running bibs. We showed them how to turn their  running bibs, often disposed post runs into practical items of use. 


We had great fun at our crafting booths and we guided the runners to convert their running bibs either into a magnetic jigsaw puzzle or a mousepad. We were happy that the runners went home not only having accomplished their 5km/10km run under the sweltering glorious sun, but also how to upcycle their running bib, often their badge of pride, into something useful.


It gives us great pride to know that we also took part in the meaningful run, not as runners, but as eco friendly crafters sharing the message of upcycling with these amazing runners. 

Till out next blog post, craft something practical! =)

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